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Democracy Now! Monday, July 7, 2003


Published July 7, 2003


Headlines
3 U.S. Troops Killed Over 12-Hour Period in Iraq
Morale Hits New Low For Soldiers and Families
British and Australian Journalists Killed
U.S. to Detainees Before Military Tribunal: Confess or Die
Liberian Charles Taylor Agrees to Step Down & Urges U.S. peacekeepers
Ex-Ambassador Says Bush Administration Misrepresented His Report on Iraq-Niger link
More Headlines…

- Should the U.S. Send Troops Into Liberia?

As Liberian President Charles Taylor accepts asylum offer in Nigeria, Democracy Now! hosts a debate with TransAfrica’s Bill Fletcher and Mel Foote of Constituency for Africa on what the U.S. should do. This comes as President Bush starts a five-nation tour of Africa.

- Protests Held Outside "Crypto City," the HQ of the Top-Secret National Security Agency

In their annual July 4th protest, Plowshares activists target the NSA for its role in wars from Vietnam to Iraq.


- Domestic Weapon Inspecting Nuns Face up to 10 Years in Prison for Anti-Nuclear Protest Action

Roman Catholic nun Ardeth Platte talks with Democracy Now! about why she broke into a nuclear silo in Colorado to hammer on a U.S. warplane. This weekend she protested outside the National Security Agency for its role in providing the intelligence that led to the invasion of Iraq.


- Morale of U.S. Troops and Their Families Back Home Reaches New Low as Three More Soldiers are Killed in Iraq

Democracy Now! speaks with Global Exchange’s Medea Benjamin who is leading an international group in Iraq to launch an Occupation Watch Center.


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